Supervising Producer, Programs (Production)

Canadian Film Centre

Posted on Friday, April 27, 2018
The Canadian Film Centre (CFC), celebrating 30 years, is a charitable cultural organization that supports, develops and accelerates the content, careers and companies of Canadian creative and entrepreneurial talent in the screen-based and digital industries. Its uniquely designed programs and initiatives span film, television, screen acting, screen composing and songwriting, and innovative work in the digital media and entertainment technology industries, all of which continue to push boundaries and generate world-class content, products and companies for the global marketplace.


A full-time production senior manager, this role is responsible for executing on production-based talent and content strategies, and supervising the prep, production and business affairs process for all productions generated under the umbrella of CFC Programs, as led by the Chief Programs Officer (CPO).

Working in association with the CPO, Associate Director, Programs & Content and the Executive in Charge of Programs & Talent, this role participates in establishing goals and parameters for all production activities, assessing production needs and opportunities, stewardship of existing and potential new production partners, as well as ensuring the adoption of best practices.

As leader of the production team, this role is responsible for providing ongoing support and mentorship to program residents and CFC’s production team on the practical, business and creative aspects of production, and for building and maintaining a professional, inspiring and safe environment for CFC talent, cast/crew and staff.


• Maintaining strong communication and relationships with the CFC’s production partners, suppliers, and Unions & Guilds.
• Supervising all aspects of production; ensuring that CFC’s PRODUCTION POLICIES & PROCEDURES are being followed, that appropriate resources are in place and that professional/industry standards, safety and code of conduct are maintained at all times.
• Supervising the budgeting and cost reporting process on productions, and ensuring regular communication with ADPC on budget related matters.
• Supervising production team to ensure capacity to deliver on overall program and content strategies, and managing the day-to-day needs of the production department while working closely with the Post-Production team.
• Supervising the business affairs process on key productions: ensuring delivery of rights and service agreements; ensuring delivery of all production paperwork including cast and crew deal memos, location agreements, etc.; ensuring all production-related Business Affairs needs are met, negotiated and that all approvals are received throughout development, prep, production and through to delivery.
• Managing the flow of CFC approvals on all productions from prep through production to delivery etc., including legal workshops and meetings with the CFC’s General Counsel, and managing the E&O process for those productions in consultation with the ADPC.
• Leading all production-related meetings, including prep, budget and visual design meetings and ensuring that final approvals have been secured from ADPC over all key creative elements.
• Securing and contracting outside producers (and PMs as required) for key productions, in consultation with ADPC
• Providing ongoing mentorship and support to program residents and CFC’s Production team as it relates to managing the production pipeline, resources and building effective and positive relationships and processes.
• Managing resident and creative mentor involvement and support on all production exercises and showcases.
• Maintaining high production standards and working with our talent, mentors, suppliers, cast and crew in a supportive, respectful and professional forum.
• Managing and overseeing the volunteer crew process and ensuring its continued growth and reach.
• Managing the Production Manager, Production Coordinator and Production Assistant in terms of priorities, performance expectations, and annual reviews while working closely with the ADPC to organize delegation of duties, priorities and ensuring professional development needs are addressed.

Required Skills:

• Related university degree or college diploma ideal
• Minimum 5 years related experience in production
• Experience leading a team and a passion for the process of filmmaking
• Experience working in a creative environment an asset
• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
• Exceptional attention to detail
• Exceptional at multitasking, problem solving, meeting deadlines and working under pressure
• Must be organized, resourceful, and motivated, with strong team building skills

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to by Friday, May 11, 2018 and indicate “Supervising Producer” in the subject line.

The CFC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at

We thank all interested applicants; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

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